Tapped: Lickinghole Creek’s Carrot Cake Amber Ale, Ardent’s Festbier & The Veil/North End Juice Collab

by | Sep 5, 2018 | RVA ON TAP

What’s happening craft beer lovers of RVA?! Welcome to this week’s “Tapped,” RVA Magazine’s go to weekly craft beer column where you can find all your craft beer-related events, releases, festivals and all the booze news your little hearts’ desire.

If you missed last week’s beer news, you can check those out here. Our cup is overflowing with news this week from releases to events, and other cool happenings around town, so hold on to your mugs because we’re getting ready to tap this thing!

The mighty Heir Apparent returns to Lickinghole Creek this Friday. The brew is an 11.5% Mexican-Spiced Imperial Stout with the heat of fresh Mexican peppers, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Cocoa Nibs which got the Goochland brewery a gold medal at the Virginia Beer Cup.

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LCCB’s Carrot Cake Imperial Amber Ale also returns to the brew this Friday. Carrot Cake isn’t my favorite dessert, but put cake with beer and you have won my heart.

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They just turned one and had a huge shindig last weekend along with a new beer release. But if you missed Intermission Beer Company’s festivities you still have a chance to try to their new Honey Hibiscus Saison.

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Hardywood will release its Benny & The Fest this Friday in cans. This crisp 5.8% brew is Hardywood’s take on a traditional Marzen lager and perfect to get you geared up for fall. Available on drafts and in 16oz four packs to go in the RVA and Goochland spots.

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On Saturday, Hardywood will host its 6th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Festival at their downtown location.  The all-day celebration will bring you the best Bluegrass music with mobile gourmet food vendors and unique beers on draft.  The Hot SeatsRiver City Band, Big Boss Combo, Georgia Crackers, The High and Wides, and  The New Smokey Valley Boy will be providing the tunes for the day, and Smokie JOE’S BBQ, Arroz RVA ,Hollywood Cheesesteaks, and Slideways Mobile Bistro are just some of the food trucks that will be on site. Free. 1-10 pm.

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Isley Brewing returns with its weekly infusion this Friday. This go around, it’s a Strawberry Shortcake Belgian White Ale to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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This Tuesday, The Veil dropped their NeverNeverWeakWeak, a double-fruited Gose with with strawberry, pineapple, and açaí made in collaboration with Richmond’s North End Juice Co.. This fruity brew looks like it packs a punch and could cure anything from back to work blues, or a weekend hangover. Go get some!

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Ardent Craft Ales is getting into the Oktoberfest spirit and dropping their Festbier this Thursday. this traditional German lager is served in half-liter mugs. The German Snack Shack will be set up in the beer garden so you can really celebrate.

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This Saturday, Buskey Cider will release its Earl Grey Lemon Ginger cider. rafted with loose leaf earl grey tea, fresh lemons, and ginger, this cider is the perfect drink to kick off the end of summer and up your tailgating game before fall rolls in.

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The Foggy Notion DIPA returns to Final Gravity Brewing Co. this Friday. Citra, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops make up this bad brew so make sure you get in there and grab some before its gone!

On Saturday, Trapezium Brewing Company will release “The Culprit,” a Belgian Golden Strong Ale. This 8.8% brew is hitting you with notes of pears and apples.

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Courthouse Creek Cider will host its September Happy Hour tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Go grab some cider and snacks, and hang with the people from HYPE RVA.

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Fine Creek will release their Twitchasaurus Rex Brett IPA this weekend! This beer was fermented with Brett and dry Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Idaho 7 creating a smooth IPA with aromas of fresh peaches and ripe melon paired with flavors of pineapple and blackberry sorbet. Yum! Fine Creek’s ‘Daffodil Daydream’ White IPA will be back on draught as well this weekend. Willie DE is playing in the taproom Saturday! Yoga on the lawn Sunday at noon! Prost!

Submissions or ideas for Tapped can be emailed to Amy at [email protected] Cheers! 

Tapped Photo By: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

Amy David

Amy David

Amy David was the Web Editor for RVAMag.com from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.

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